This Week's Story

Americans Laugh, part one

Discover fascinating people and ideas in American history and the Bible through short stories on This Week's Story mp3 audio and text for reading.

Is there a #1 American comedian? For years Americans said, "It's Will Rogers!"

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Take your pick. There’s plenty out there—American comedians. Dead or alive, nice or mean, clean or dirty, hot-air balloon poppers, and truth sayers! There’s no number one.

Play the game. How many American comedians, past and present, can you name in 15 seconds? I’ll start. Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack Benny, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Eddie Murphy, Dick Gregory, Joan Rivers, Joe Wong, Jeff Foxworthy, George Burns, Gracie…
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